In Exodus 21:23-25 God commands, “But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.” Surrounded by cultures which thrived on revenge and the escalation of conflict, it was a phenomenal judicial concept – that one who had harmed another was to suffer no more for his crime than its equivalent and that the one who had been harmed should be provided with adequate compensation for their loss. Yet today, our judicial system frequently fails to provide adequate care and protection both for those whom it incarcerates (many of whom become victims of violence and discrimination while in prison) and those whose lives have been affected by crime.
Justice Fellowship, in association with Prison Fellowship, is committed to advocating for criminal justice reform, helping victims of crime to heal as well as ensuring that those who are incarcerated for their crimes receive care and protection behind bars. Through their website, you can access information on Criminal Justice in the States, join the fight to ensure that those who are guilty of assaulting and harming fellow prisoners are held accountable for their actions, become an Advocate for Religious Freedom for those who are imprisoned, and provide help and support to those who have become Victims of Crime. Visit their website to discover even more ways that you can be a voice!